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  • The Politics of Coalition in Koreaby Youngmi Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95

    This book examines how inter- and intra-party coalition-building affects governability in South Korea. Focusing on the Kim Dae-jung administration (1998-2003) as a case study in the failure of a government to turn electoral success into stable governability, or ability to implement reform policies, the book?s research draws on two bodies of literature... more...

  • Ballot Box Chinaby Kerry Brown

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Since 1988, China has undergone one of the largest, but least understood, experiments in grassroots democracy. Across 600,000 villages, with almost a million elections, some three million officials have been elected. This book looks at the history of the elections, how they arose, what they have achieved and where they might be going, exploring the... more...

  • Islamic Revivalism in Syriaby Line Khatib

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Contemporary studies on Syria assume that the country?s Ba?thist regime has been effective in subduing its Islamic opposition, placing Syria at odds with the Middle East?s larger trends of rising Islamic activism and the eclipse of secular ideologies as the primary source of political activism. Yet this assumption founders when confronted with the... more...

  • Continent, Coast, Oceanby Ooi Kee Beng; Ding Choo Ming

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2007; US$ 65.90

    This collection of articles takes a long look at the dynamics of regionalism in Eastern Asia and shows how although the past limits the future, its hold on our possibilities for peaceful coexistence is not as strong as we think. What makes this volume unique is that Taiwanese scholars are brought together with Malaysian scholars to discuss a subject... more...

  • Political Parties and Electoral Strategyby Olli Hellmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    A study of processes of political party formation and change in new democracies. This book argues that to understand party organizations we need to focus on politicians' electoral strategies. The framework is used to analyze political party development in the new democracies of East Asia (South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Indonesia.) more...

  • The Survival of North Koreaby Suk Hi Kim; Terence Roehrig; Bernhard Seliger

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Since the end of the Cold War, scholars and analysts have been predicting the collapse of the communist regime in North Korea. Yet, despite a deteriorating economy characterized by declining industrial output, outdated technology, and difficulty feeding its people, the country has been able to persist and continues to plod along. How has North Korea... more...

  • Iraq's Dysfunctional Democracyby Ph.D. David Ghanim

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 48.00

    This book examines Iraq since 2003 and argues that a new democratic Iraq cannot be grounded on destructive politics of victimization, narrow nationalism, sectarian confessionalism, and a consensual, power-sharing political arrangement. more...

  • The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenshipby Guy Ben-Porat; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    This book provides an integrated analysis of the complex nature of citizenship in Israel. Contributions from leading social and political theorists explore different aspects of citizenship through the demands and struggles of minority groups to provide a comprehensive picture of the dynamics of Israeli citizenship and the dilemmas that emerge at the... more...

  • Authoritarian Party Structures and Democratic Political Setting in Turkeyby Pelin Ayan Musil

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Conducting a comparative case study among four parties in the Turkish political system, this study shows how the variance in interest configurations and the power resources of local party activists constitute these changing patterns. more...

  • China Experimentsby Ann Florini; Hairong Lai; Yeling Tan

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    All societies face a key question: how to empower governments to perform essential governmental functions while constraining the arbitrary exercise of power. This balance, always in flux, is particularly fluid in today’s China. This insightful book examines the changing relationship between that state and its society, as demonstrated by numerous... more...